Monday, June 4, 2012

CD Review: The Villains Pick-Up "Velocity" On New Album

The Villains return once again to bring their brand of southern rock to the masses with the release of their sophomore album “Velocity.” The album was produced by Stan Lynch (former Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers drummer) and was released back in February on Toucan Cove Entertainment/Universal Republic. The album’s first two singles (“Rainy Day Girl” and “Cadillac”) are flying up the charts and the band will embark on a summer tour at the beginning of August.

The album begins with “Cadillac” are great honky-tonk rocker that shows a little edginess to The Villains sound. The album’s first single “Rainy Day Girl” brings together all the great elements that make an unforgettable hit song that just sticks in your mind. Their country-rock prowess shines through on “I’ve Got A Feeling” and “Bourdon Angel,” while the gentle, campfire sounds of “You’re The Only Right” and “Adelaine” display some amazing harmonies that are hard to resist. The album finishes with the bar band sounds of “Heartache, Whiskey, and Beer.”

The band’s tour begins in August, but there is one show scheduled at the end of June at The Rutledge in Nashville, TN. For a complete list of tour dates and more information on the band and their new album, check out thevillainsband.com.